Tom Hanks could pull some strings to play Geppetto in Disney’s live-action ‘Pinocchio’

Tom Hanks could pull some strings to play Geppetto in Disney’s live-action ‘Pinocchio’
Tom Hanks has already played Walt Disney in “Saving Mr. Banks,” about the making of 1964’s “Mary Poppins.” Now the voice of Sheriff Woody in the “Toy Story” franchise is in talks to be kindly wood carver Geppetto in a live-action version of the studio’s 1940 animated film “Pinocchio.”

The project has been in the works since 2018, with director Robert Zemeckis signed up to direct the story based on Carlo Collodi’s children’s novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio.” In the tale, Geppeto carves a wooden boy puppet that is brought to life by a fairy. If he is brave, truthful and unselfish, he will become a real boy some day. Chris Weitz is writing the script and is a producer as well.

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Hanks and Zemeckis have collaborated before, most notably 1994’s “Forrest Gump,” which won Academy Awards for Best Picture,
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